Saturday, June 23, 2012

Knee deep in purple fabric

Today I decided to start pulling fabric for a replacement quilt.  10 years ago, I made a quilt for my friend Kathy's daughter and son-in-law.  Kathy told me recently that it is looking a little ragged.  I have been cutting purple today-lots of purple.  When I took a break, I counted the squares already cut-would you believe I have 61 different purples?  Has anyone else accumulated that many purple fabrics?  There are probably a few more that had not made it to the purple pile.

I heard today that the "state" was in for annual survey at the old workplace.  Sorry I missed them..not!  Nice not to have to worry about when they would blow in.

For now-back to the pile of purple...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Absentee blogger

I have been away from the blogging scene since I am so frustrated with not being able to post pictures.  I treid again tonight and still it won't work.  I am loving retirement.  I have not as yet followed throu with my intention of cleaning.  It just has not happened.  I have made myself a routine of water aerobics and walking.  I am trying not to nap too much!!

This past weekend was Thimbles.  I got to go to Friday day session for the first time.  I also wnet to Saturday.  I worked on step three of the mystery quilt.  Lots of teeny nine patches.  I finished them today.  I also started on a new kit called Second Hand Clothes- a red crinoline (Bonnie Blue) pattern.  I am loving that too.

I finished this great bag.  I wish I could post a picture of it.  I love it.  It goes with me to water aerobics.

Do I miss work?  Not hardly-not even-not ever!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I am having trouble posting again.  I trued severak tunes yesterday,  No luck.  (not that anything newsworthy is happening)!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Retirement-the first week

I can't believe it is Friday.  And I know it is Friday because the tv says so!  And it is June 1-I looked at the calendar!
What has been accomplished this week?
Not much!!  I did get dressed (most of the week).

-I have been to the library and have read 2 books
-cleaned out one shelf of the entertainment center-lots of junk tossed
-visited with Andy (not to worry Pat)
-scouted out the park for walking
-played on the computer

Bonnie Hunter new book is previewed on her blog.  Even though I have already made 2 of the quilts in the book Orca and Roll. roll ( Spooky's new fav.  He is barely tolerating sharing it with Willie as seen in the picture.  Can imagine what he is thinking.) I feel I NEED this book.  It is due for publishing in July.

Not much sewing going on this week.  Maybe today....or maybe not....